For EuroHealthNet, “the “Fat Tax” introduced by the Danish Government can contribute to a healthier food environment”

On 1st October 2011, the Danish government has turned its face against a storm of criticism with the adoption of the tax of saturated fat in a product despite widespread opposition from Denmark’s food industry. For EuroHealtNet, the position taken by the Danish Government represents a major step in the health promotion, with the goal to increase the average life expectancy of Danes.

However, for Caroline Costongs, EuroHealthNet Deputy Director, “a factor such as income has considerable impacts on health and the “fat tax” should not increase difficulties for those people who are already struggling to pay for their daily meals”.